Well Dragon*Con is over and I am finally able to start getting some pictures posted. I had a great time at the con this year, and don’t really have any complaints that the con can control aka drunken football fans starting fights and stealing badges etc. We had a good year on our coverage with Geeks of Doom and look forward to covering it again next year.
Most of Thursday night was spent in the Marriott shooting back to back with Chase of Chasing Photography where we had big lights setup just to play around with some lighting setups.
Here are a couple of sample shots.
The rest of the pictures can be seen at
This past weekend, Ivan, Summer, Jason and I headed down to Georgia to go to the final weekend of GARF.
The rest of the pictures can be seen at http://www.dwrd.net/photography/galleries/georgia-ren-faire-2009-final-weekend/
I am calling this Vol 1, as I will be returning to GARF for the closing weekend, and that will help differentiate pictures and posts etc.
We got down to Atlanta around 11:45 pm EST, and pretty much just went to sleep knowing that we would be getting up early to head to the faire. We got off to a later start then we had originally planned, and got to the faire around 10:45. It was about 11:15 by the time we were ready and purchased our tickets. My first stop was going to be the kilt booth that I had gone to last year and was pondering ever since. I really wanted a wool great kilt for quite some time, and had set back some money for it over the year, and they had one that I liked. At first I was torn between two different patterns, the night watch, and the black stuart. The thing that made up my mind was when Charlie, the kilt salesman, said that the night watch was very popular. I don’t want the same kilt as everyone else, so I went with the black stuart. Here is a look at the pattern.
I also ended up getting the Son of Sandlar boots that I had looked at last year, and they are great. The one other thing that I got to go along with my kilt is a grey fox head sporran. It was meant to be a pouch, but last night I took some extra leather I had, and made the sporran belt which makes it sit at the correct position.
Ivan was able to get his new Robin Hood boots, and Starfire sword, and Summer got a full length leather thing. We don’t know what the actual name for a piece like this would be, but it is a cross between an apron, a duster, and a tunic. Needless to say, it is awesome.
Here are a couple of pictures. The rest can be seen here.
My sister had her second baby last night, so I am now an uncle to two nephews. The new one’s name is Andrew William Fitzpatrick. He was 20 something inches and right around 9 lbs. I don’t recall the exact details at the moment.